2011-03-09

Project Linus



Twenty volunteers came to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center on Saturday to make blankets for Project Linus. The blankets will go to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Jennifer Elston, Community Services Representative at the healthcare center and coordinator of the project, said 53 blankets were completed Saturday, and another 10 were started. Project Linus is a […]

Carroll’s outstanding textbook book rental fees total $5,700+



Superintendent John Sayers reported at the March 1 Carroll School Board meeting that just over $5,700 is still outstanding in textbook rental fees for the 2010-2011 school year. He said three separate letters are sent to families in arrears, and then the next step is small claims court. The total ($5,741.10) includes $2,234.57 not collected at the elementary school and […]

Local resident to head county chamber



Local resident Julia Leahy has been named as the executive director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Leahy assumed leadership duties with the chamber March 3. Leahy, the daughter of Bill and Judy Schock and a 1987 graduate of Delphi Community High School, is a married mother of two. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Purdue […]

Second work session scheduled for city council

More discussion needed about airport expansion and city building

Delphi City Council members held a work session shortly after the February meeting to collect information about the Delphi Airport board’s expansion plans, as well as to consider whether to move the street and water departments out of the city building to make more room for fire territory activities. Although a significant amount of information was provided at the work […]

Commissioners consider county-run recycling program



communities to provide recycling services for the equipment. The current Carroll County recycling program managers, the City of Delphi and the Town of Flora, do not have the facilities needed to store the recycled electronic equipment which is needed to comply with the law. That job may now fall to the county by default. Trash transfer station operator Tom Shockley […]

Bullying workshop takes center stage at DCHS



Delphi Community High School, in conjunction with the Delphi Police Department, will present a community program designed to educate and abate the ramifications to victims of bullying, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the high school. The program is titled, “Rachel’s Challenge.” The program is named after Rachel Scott, who was the first person killed at Columbine High School (Colo.) on […]

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Pay attention to all weather reports



Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Dave McDowell urges residents to pay attention to weather reports as spring weather approaches. He also suggests obtaining a NOAA weather radio. “The county’s “All Hazards” sirens are tested the first Saturday of each month (next test is this Saturday) at 10 a.m.,” Mc- Dowell advised. “Sirens are sounded when there is a […]

Deadline nears to apply for agriculture studies scholarships



Children and grandchildren of local cooperative members who belong to Midland Coop, IMPACT Co-op, LaPorte County Co-op, Frontier Coop and Excel Co-op are encouraged to apply now for scholarships that will be awarded to graduating seniors later this school year. Twenty Solutions Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000 will be presented by Co-Alliance LLP, which serves energy and agribusiness […]

Professional Briefs



MICHELLE ALEXANDER of Sassy’s Salon in Delphi was recently certified in reflexology of the feet. Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet, with specific technical methods using the thumb, finger, and hands without the use of oil or lotion. Reflexologists believe the bottom of the feet are comprised of a system of zones and reflex areas that […]